Combination Calzone

Lori Daulton

By
@Mumzdword

I love pizza, lasagna, calzone's and everything Italian. I have looked at different recipe's and decided to do my own since I want something more then just the meat, cheese and mushroom calzone. I will warn you that this is time consuming but well worth it and will also feed an army. You can half the recipe, I just love to make more so I can share with friends and family. Hope you enjoy!


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Serves:

16

Prep:

2 Hr 30 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

SICILIAN DOUGH

1 1/2 c
warm water
1/2 c
olive oil
5 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
salt
2 tsp
yeast

FILLING

1 1/2 lb
italian pork sausage (beef or turkey can be substituted)
1 c
mixed bell peppers, diced
1/2
onion, diced
1 c
eggplant, diced
1
yellow crooked neck squash, diced
1/2 c
carrot, shredded
1 c
parsnip, shredded
1/2 c
kale, chopped (spinach can be substituted)
2 c
crimini mushrooms, chopped
2 c
grape tomato's, halved
1/2 c
pepperoni, diced
1 Tbsp
red pepper flakes
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 Tbsp
basil
1/2 Tbsp
oregano

CHEESE LAYER IN FILLING

16 oz
ricotta cheese
1/2 c
parmesan cheese
1 c
mozzarella cheese

SAUCE

2 jar(s)
marinara sauce

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Start dough, I use my bread machine and this is why this recipe is time consuming. Make sure you use the dough setting. If you want you can use a premade dough from your grocery store.
2
Brown meat, drain and put in a large enough mixing bowl to hold all the ingredients for the filling.
3
Saute to just tender: bell peppers, onion, eggplant, squash, carrot and parsnip. Once done add to mixing bowl with the meat.
4
Add the rest of the ingredients for the filling to the bowl and mix together.
5
In a separate bowl mix together the cheese layer.
6
Once dough is done cut into 4 equal parts and roll each one out to a medium sized pizza round. Take 1/4 of your cheese layer and spread on half of the pizza and then pile on the meat/vegetable mix. Using one of the jars of Marinara sauce, spoon 4-5 spoonfuls over top and then carefully stretch the dough over and crimp edges.
7
Place on a greased baking sheet, pizza pan or stone. Whatever you prefer. Let rise in a warm place for 20-25 minutes.
8
Bake at 400 for 25 minutes.
9
Heat your marinara sauce in a sauce pan and serve over the top with Parmesan cheese.

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